2017 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2017 record5–7 (2–7 Pac-12)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorBrian Lindgren (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDarrin Chiaverini (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorD. J. Eliot (1st season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 20 Stanford xy   7 2     9 5  
No. 16 Washington x   7 2     10 3  
Washington State   6 3     9 4  
Oregon   4 5     7 6  
California   2 7     5 7  
Oregon State   0 9     1 11  
South Division
No. 12 USC xy$   8 1     11 3  
Arizona State   6 3     7 6  
Arizona   5 4     7 6  
UCLA   4 5     6 7  
Utah   3 6     7 6  
Colorado   2 7     5 7  
Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buffaloes were led by fifth-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, and played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder. They competed as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 2–7 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the South Division.

Previous season

In 2016, the Buffaloes were a surprise team in the Pac-12, winning the South division for the first time after having finished last in each of the previous five seasons. After losing to Washington in the Pac-12 Championship Game, they were invited to play in the Alamo Bowl, where they lost to Oklahoma State, 8–38. Their final record was 10–4, 8–1 in Pac-12 conference play. Head coach Mike MacIntyre was awarded the AP Coach of the Year Award for his team's turnaround and success.[1]

Schedule

Colorado announced their 2017 football schedule on January 18, 2017.[2] In Pac-12 conference play, they did not play cross-divisional foes Oregon and Stanford.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*P12NW 17–373,932
September 912:00 p.m.Texas State*P12NW 37–343,822
September 1612:00 p.m.Northern Colorado*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 41–2144,318
September 238:00 p.m.No. 7 Washington
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FS1L 10–3747,666
September 308:30 p.m.at UCLAESPN2L 23–2761,338
October 76:00 p.m.Arizona
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 42–4549,976
October 142:00 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NW 36–3333,785
October 218:45 p.m.at No. 15 Washington StateESPNL 0–2831,461
October 2812:00 p.m.Californiadagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 44–2847,216
November 47:00 p.m.at Arizona StateP12NL 30–4144,553
November 112:00 p.m.No. 12 USC
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FOXL 24–3849,337
November 258:00 p.m.at UtahFS1L 13–3446,022
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Source:[3]

Coaching staff

Name Title
Mike MacIntyre Head Coach
Darrin Chiaverini Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
D. J. Eliot Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Brian Lindgren Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Klayton Adams Offensive Line Coach
Gary Bernardi Tight Ends & H-Backs Coach
Shadon Brown Secondary Coach
Ross Els Inside Linebackers Coach
Darian Hagan Running Backs Coach
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive Line Coach

Source:[4]

Game summaries

vs. Colorado State

See also: 2017 Colorado State Rams football team

Colorado State vs. Colorado
(Rocky Mountain Showdown)
1 234Total
Rams 0 300 3
Buffaloes 10 700 17
  • Date: September 1
  • Location: Sports Authority Field
    Denver, CO
  • Game start: 6:07 p.m. MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 73,932
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Referee: Chris Coyte
  • Television network: P12N
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
64–22–2 September 2, 2016 Colorado, 44–7

vs. Texas State

See also: 2017 Texas State Bobcats football team

Texas State at Colorado
1 234Total
Bobcats 0 030 3
Buffaloes 7 7176 37
  • Date: September 9
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Game start: 12:02 p.m. MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:01
  • Game attendance: 43,822
  • Game weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Television network: P12N
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
First meeting

vs. Northern Colorado

See also: 2017 Northern Colorado Bears football team

Northern Colorado at Colorado
1 234Total
Bears 7 770 21
Buffaloes 14 14310 41
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m. MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 44,318
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Television network: P12N
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
9–2 October 12, 1934 Northern Colorado, 13–7

vs. Washington

See also: 2017 Washington Huskies football team

Washington at Colorado
1 234Total
No. 7 Huskies 0 101413 37
Buffaloes 7 030 10
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
5–10–1 December 2, 2016 Washington, 41–10

at UCLA

See also: 2017 UCLA Bruins football team

Colorado at UCLA
1 234Total
Buffaloes 7 3103 23
Bruins 7 776 27
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Rose Bowl
    Pasadena, CA
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
3–9 November 3, 2016 Colorado, 20–10

vs. Arizona

See also: 2017 Arizona Wildcats football team

Arizona at Colorado
1 234Total
Wildcats 14 71410 45
Buffaloes 7 7721 42
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
14–5 November 12, 2016 Colorado, 49–24

at Oregon State

See also: 2017 Oregon State Beavers football team

Colorado at Oregon State
1 234Total
Buffaloes 7 7715 36
Beavers 10 977 33
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Reser Stadium
    Corvallis, OR
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
4–5 October 1, 2016 Colorado, 47–6

at Washington State

See also: 2017 Washington State Cougars football team

Colorado at Washington State
1 234Total
Buffaloes 0 000 0
• No. 15 Cougars 0 1477 28
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Martin Stadium
    Pullman, WA
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
6–4 November 19, 2016 Colorado, 38–24

vs. California

See also: 2017 California Golden Bears football team

California at Colorado
(Homecoming Game)
1 234Total
Golden Bears 7 7014 28
• Buffaloes 14 13017 44
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
3–5 September 27, 2014 California, 59–562OT

at Arizona State

See also: 2017 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Colorado at Arizona State
1 234Total
Buffaloes 3 14103 30
Sun Devils 0 14324 41
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium
    Tempe, AZ
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
1–7 October 15, 2016 Colorado, 40–16

vs. USC

See also: 2017 USC Trojans football team

USC at Colorado
1 234Total
• Trojans 0 20108 38
Buffaloes 0 01410 24
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Folsom Field
    Boulder, CO
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
0–11 October 8, 2016 USC, 21–17

at Utah

See also: 2017 Utah Utes football team

Colorado at Utah
(Rumble in the Rockies)
1 234Total
Buffaloes 0 076 13
Utes 14 1433 34
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sources:
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
32–28–3 November 26, 2016 Colorado, 27–22

Roster

2017 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Shay Fields Sr
WR 2 Devin Ross Sr
WR 3 Laviska Shenault Fr
WR 4 Bryce Bobo Sr
TE 5 George Frazier Sr
WR 6 Johnny Huntley III So
QB 7 Tyler Lytle Fr
TB 8 Alex Fontenot Fr
QB 9 T.J. Patterson Sr
WR 9 Juwann Winfree
 Jr
WR 10 Jaylon Jackson Fr
QB 12 Steven Montez So
WR 13 K.D. Nixon Fr
WR 14 Jay MacIntyre Jr
QB 15 Sam Noyer
 Fr
QB 16 Tyler McGarry
 Fr
WR 17 Kabion Ento Sr
QB 17 Casey Marksberry
 Fr
WR 18 Lee Walker Jr
TB 19 Michael Adkins II Sr
TB 21 Kyle Evans Jr
WR 22 Maurice Bell Fr
TB 23 Phillip Lindsay (C) Sr
TB 29 Donovan Lee Sr
TB 30 Riley Hillis So
TB 35 Beau Bisharat So
TE 43 Chris Bounds So
TB 45 Tanner Grzesiek Sr
OL 53 Heston Paige Fr
OL 55 Brett Tonz So
OL 56 Tim Lynott So
OL 60 Dillon Middlemiss So
OL 61 Kolter Smith
 Fr
OL 62 Justin Eggers So
OL 64 Aaron Haigler So
OL 65 Colby Pursell Fr
OL 66 Grant Polley Fr
OL 68 Gerrad Kough Sr
OL 70 Jacob Moretti Fr
OL 71 Jack Shutack So
OL 73 Isaac Miller So
OL 74 Chance Lytle Fr
OL 75 Josh Kaiser Jr
OL 76 Jeromy Irwin (C) Sr
OL 77 Hunter Vaughn
 Fr
OL 78 William Sherman Fr
OL 79 Jonathan Huckins Sr
TE 80 Derek Coleman Fr
TE 81 Eric Klemmer Fr
WR 82 Tony Brown Jr
WR 83 Erik Lawson So
WR 84 Cameron Frazier Jr
TE 85 Jared Poplawski Fr
TE 86 Dylan Keeney Jr
WR 87 Xavier Cochrane Jr
WR 88 Curtis Chiaverini Fr
WR 89 Kevin Dement Sr
TE 91 Eddy Lopez Jr
OL Casey Roddick Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Afolabi Laguda (C) Sr
DB 2 Ronnie Blackmon
 Fr
DB 3 Derrion Rakestraw
 Fr
DB 4 Dante Wigley So
DE 5 George Frazier Sr
DB 5 Trey Udoffia
 Fr
DB 6 Evan Worthington Jr
DB 7 Nick Fisher Jr
DB 8 Anthony Julmisse So
NT 9 Javier Edwards Jr
LB 10 Dante Sparaco Fr
OLB 13 Shamar Hamilton Jr
CB 14 Chris Miller Fr
ILB 20 Drew Lewis Jr
DB 21 Darrell Hubbard Jr
DB 22 Kyle Trego Jr
DB 23 Isaiah Lewis Fr
DB 25 Ryan Moeller Sr
DB 26 Isaiah Oliver Jr
CB 27 Kevin George So
DB 28 Daniel Talley Jr
DB 29 Uryan Hudson
 Fr
ILB 31 Jonathan Van Diest Fr
ILB 32 Rick Gamboa (C) Jr
S 33 Chase Sanders
 Fr
LB 34 Chase Newman Fr
ILB 36 Akil Jones
 Fr
DB 37 Lucas Cooper So
LB 38 Brady Russell Fr
DB 39 Jaisen Sanchez Jr
OLB 40 Carson Wells Fr
DB 41 Andrew Bergner Sr
OLB 42 N.J. Falo Jr
OLB 44 Jacob Callier Fr
LB 45 Jacob Stoltenberg
 Fr
ILB 46 Trent Headley Sr
OLB 47 Nick Edridge Fr
DE 50 Frank Umu So
LB 51 Bryan Meek Sr
DE 52 Leo Jackson III Sr
ILB 53 Nate Landman Fr
DE 54 Terrance Lang Fr
DT 56 Jase Franke Jr
OLB 57 Sam Bennion
 Fr
DE 59 Timothy Coleman Sr
DT 72 Lyle Tuiloma So
DE 90 Terriek Roberts
 Fr
OLB 93 Michael Mathewes Jr
OLB 95 Derek McCartney (C) Sr
OLB 96 Terran Hasselbach Jr
DL 97 Mo Bandi So
DL 98 Nico Magri Fr
DT Jalen Sami Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 15 Chris Graham Sr
K 48 James Stefanou Fr
K 49 Davis Price So
LS 63 J.T. Bale So
LS 69 Devin Noth Fr
P 89 Alex Kinney Jr
P 92 Bailey Landwehr Jr
K 95 Nick Porter So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Darrin Chiaverini (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • D. J. Eliot (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
  • Brian Lindgren (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Klayton Adams (Offensive Line)
  • Gary Bernardi (Tight Ends / Halfbacks)
  • Shadon Brown (Secondary)
  • Ross Els (Inside Linebackers)
  • Darian Hagan (Running Backs)
  • Jim Jeffcoat (Defensive Line)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster
Last update: July 19, 2017

References

  1. ^ Graham, Pat. College football: Colorado's Mike MacIntyre wins AP Coach of the Year. The Associated Press. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Plati, David. Pac-12 Announces 2017 Football Schedules. CUBuffs.com. University of Colorado Athletics. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  3. ^ 2017 Colorado Buffaloes football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Spring 2017 Football Roster. CUBuffs.com. University of Colorado Athletics. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Colorado State vs. Colorado box score". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Texas State vs. Colorado box score". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Northern Colorado vs. Colorado box score". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.